On Thursday, CNN’s Phil Mudd unloaded on President Donald Trump after news broke that his former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a hush money scandal.
Trump has said that he is not responsible for Cohen’s behavior, even though Cohen claimed that he broke the law at the direction of the president.
Mudd went off about the egregious lies floating around the White House.
“Can we hold on for just a minute about who is significant and who is not. Flynn lied, who by the way walks out of the White House and says ‘I lied,'” Mudd said. “Sean Spicer said ‘I lied’ and Paul Manafort lied. Michael Cohen lied.”
He added, “My point is the president can say ‘I wasn’t responsible for this.’ One of the things he is responsible for is — what’s the tone once the president of the United States, representing 330 million people in the most significant democracy on the planet walks into the White House? The tone should be when you speak to a prosecutor you speak the truth. Everybody lied.”
Lawfare Blog’s executive editor Susan Hennessy said Trump is putting the country at risk.
“AMI is apparently sitting on a bunch of dirt about the president of the United States. That is a huge liability and risk for this nation. Not only does it speak to his character, but there is actually all sort of security threats and security issues,” she said.
Watch the video below via CNN.
Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her home’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’:
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her home" chants.
Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."
BUSTED: Leaked drug exec emails showed them encouraging opioid abuse to the point people would eat them ‘like Doritos’
On Friday, the Washington Post published excerpts from a damning series of emails released in a landmark case in Cleveland around the irresponsibility of drug manufacturers and suppliers in contributing to the opioid crisis.
In one email exchange, Victor Borelli, an account manager for pharmaceuticals corporation Mallinckrodt, told KeySource Medical vice president Steve Cochrane that 1,200 bottles of 30mg Oxycodone tablets had been shipped, to which Cochrane replied, "Keep 'em comin'! Flyin' out of there. It's like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are..." and Borelli responded, "Just like Doritos keep eating. We'll make more."
Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today
On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.
This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.